Research Outline

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem - St. Louis County


To provide an analysis of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in St. Louis County, Minnesota
  • Outline the related data points for the county's population flux, labor market reallocation, and high-growth firms
  • Outline the related data points for the county's program connectivity, spinoff rate, and dealmaker networks
  • Outline the related data points for the county's multiple economic specializations, mobility, and immigrants
  • Provide an analysis of St. Louis County's entrepreneurial density, fluidity, connectivity, and diversity using the outlined data points

Early Findings

  • Most of the needed data points are available in various years. However, data points may not be publicly available as these may be available only in private databases. These data points include the dealmaker networks and program connectivity.

Resident Population in St. Louis County

  • In 2019, St. Louis County has 300,576 residents.
  • In 2018, the county has a population of 303,419.
  • In 2017, St. Louis County has 308,233 residents.
  • In 2016, the county has 312,633 residents.
  • In 2015, the county's population is 316,010.
  • The resident population in St. Louis County has been decreasing through the years.

Migration Data

  • In 2017-2018, based on the county-to-county inflow, the number of returning residents in St. Louis County is 23.
  • In 2018, St. Louis County's net county-to-county migration flow is -7,852 annually.
  • In 2017, the county's migration flow is -8,367 annually.

Summary of Early Findings

  • We have provided some related data points for the entrepreneurial ecosystem of St. Louis County. We have also used the initial hour of research looking for the availability of the needed data points. We did not have enough time to provide all data points, but we can do so with further hours of research.
  • We will be using this attached spreadsheet to outline the needed points. The spreadsheet that was initially provided outlined the data points from 1978 to 2018 so we also assume the same timeline coverage for the data points that we will be providing.